All abstraction starts from a reality from which some of its characteristics have been abstracted. The concrete, on the other hand, only refers to itself.
Pit Kroke (1940 – 2016), an internationally renowned architect, studied architecture and sculpture along with photography at the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts, where he graduated with honours in 1962.
His professor, Heinz Hajek-Halke taught Bense experimental photography and exerted a lasting influence.
Light in movement is structured with the help of grids and other technical devices’, a duality which would remain the centre of his artistic concerns.
In 1959 Kroke created a single example of a book made from a collection of gelatine silver prints on baryte paper, which he titles Concrete Photography. This is the first use of the term.
Our exhibition is structured around this unique, original work, displayed for the first time in France. It is supplemented by an edition of 28 unpublished images, with a facsimile of the book accompanying each one.
Galerie Gimpel & Müller
La Galerie Gimpel & Müller présente et défend essentiellement la peinture abstraite d’après-guerre. Trois tendances sont privilégiées : l’abstraction géométrique, l’abstraction lyrique et le cinétisme.